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These are the New NLEX Flat Rates by Wednesday

The NLEX Corporation announced that it will collect additional flat rates for the expressway sections covered under its Open System starting Wednesday, March 20.

The said amount, which is lower than PHP1, is meant to cushion the impact of the recently-approved toll adjustments.

Instead of the PHP10 that was earlier authorized for Class 1 vehicles, the NLEX is set to implement a PHP9 flat rate for those traversing the Balintawak, Karuhatan, Paso de Blas, Mindanao Avenue, Meycauayan and Marilao sections of the expressway.

Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks) on the toll gates on the said areas will pay an additional PHP22, instead of PHP23 and Class 3 vehicles (large trucks/trailers), an additional PHP28 instead of P29.

In a statement, the NLEX Corporation said the toll increases are already reflected in the recently-issued toll fare guide for motorists traveling the entire NLEX.

For customers’ convenience, the fare guide will also include the combined toll fee computation for both NLEX and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). The SCTEX is not included in the toll rate increase.

The rate increases were approved following the recent opening of the 2×3 lanes, all-elevated 5.65-km expressway Harbor Link Segment 10 traversing the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon, and Caloocan.

Two weeks after its opening last February 28, over 100,000 motorists have benefited from the newly-opened expressway from both northbound and southbound directions.

The completion of the Harbor Link Segment 10, which belongs to the Open System, added new routes, exits, and entry points to the system, thus, helping decongest several major traffic chokepoints like A. Bonifacio, EDSA, C3 Caloocan, Karuhatan, MacArthur Highway, and Quezon City.

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